June 19, 1967
Brooklyn Heights, New York, U.S.
Sara was born Mia Sarapochiello // in Brooklyn Heights, New York. She is the daughter of Diana, a stylist and also a photographer, and Jerome Sarapochiello, a photographer and artist. She attended St. Ann's School, in Brooklyn, New York.
Sara's breakthrough role came in 1985 as Princess Lili, playing opposite Tom Cruise in Legend, followed shortly by Ferris Bueller's girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She also appeared in the miniseries Queenie, a roman à clef on actress Merle Oberon, as well as 1992's A Stranger Among Us, directed by Sidney Lumet. In 1994 she starred opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme in the blockbuster Timecop, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Sara enjoys flying and holds a private pilot license. In March 1996, Sara was married to Jason Connery, the son of Sean Connery, with whom she performed in Bullet to Beijing. In June 1997, they had a son, Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002. She is now married to Brian Henson, oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson; they have one daughter, Amelia Jane Henson.
|1986||Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Sloane Peterson|
|1987||Queenie||Queenie Kelly||TV miniseries|
|1988||Shadows in the Storm||Melanie|
|1988||Apprentice to Murder||Alice Spangler|
|1988||Any Man's Death||Gerlind|
|1988||The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Sara Fletcher||Episode: "Twisted Sisters"|
|1989||Big Time||Fran||TV movie|
|1989||Till We Meet Again||Delphine de Lancel||TV miniseries|
|1990||Daughter of Darkness||Katherine Thatcher||TV movie|
|1991||A Climate for Killing||Elise Shipp||A.k.a. "A Row of Crows"|
|1991||By the Sword||Erin Clavelli|
|1992||A Stranger Among Us||Leah|
|1993||Time Trax||Annie Knox||2 episodes|
|1993||Blindsided||Chandler Strange||TV movie|
|1993||Call of the Wild||Jessie Gosselin|
|1994||Caroline at Midnight||Victoria Dillon||A.k.a. "Someone's Watching"|
|1994||Timecop||Melissa Walker||Won—The "Best Supporting Actress" Saturn Award|
|1995||The Set-Up||Gina Sands|
|1995||The Maddening||Cassie Osborne|
|1995||Bullet to Beijing||Natasha Gradetsky||TV movie|
|1995||Black Day Blue Night||Hallie Schrag|
|1995/96||Chicago Hope||Annie Rueman||2 episodes|
|1996||Strangers||Ginny||Episode: "Stone Heart"|
|1996||The Pompatus of Love||Cynthia|
|1996||Undertow||Willie Yates||TV movie|
|1997||20,000 Leagues Under the Sea||Mara||TV movie|
|1998||Hard Time||Myler||TV movie|
|2000||Little Insects||Princess Dayzie||Voice only|
|2001||Turn of Faith||Annmarie De Carlo|
|2001||The Impossible Elephant||Molly Connor||A.k.a. "The Incredible Elephant"|
|2001||Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story||Ondine||TV miniseries|
|2002||Lost in Oz||Loriellidere||TV movie|
|2002–03||Birds of Prey||Dr. Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn|
|2003||Hoodlum & Son||Ellen Heaven|
|2005||CSI: NY||Cala Winger||Episode: "Jamalot"|
|2006||Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Beautiful Passenger||Episode: "Battleground"|
|2011||The Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere||Miniseries|
|2012||Dorothy and the Witches of Oz||Princess Langwidere|
|2013||Pretty Pretty||Narciss||Short film|
- "Mia Sara Biography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
- "Mia Sara Biography (1967–)". Filmreference. Retrieved 2009-07-27.
- Scott, Vernon (1986-07-25). "Mia Sara Lands Plum Roles Despite Lack of Training". Schenectady Gazette. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- Hill, Michael E. (1987-05-10). "Mia Sara drops teen act for 'Queenie'". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- "Past Saturn Awards : Film Awards : Best Supporting Actress". The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Retrieved 2011-02-12.